Creator Breakdown: Subverted in that this was a physical, rather than mental, breakdown. Antonio Prohías suffered from a muscular disease in the late 80s which made his abilty to draw slowly deteriorate. By 1989, they were forced to find a replacement artist.
The Other Darrin: After Prohías left the magazine, the art duties went to Bob Clarke, George Woodbridge (for one issue), and later Dave Manak, with Don "Duck" Edwing and Andrew J. Schwartzberg as the main writers. By 1997, Peter Kuper took over art and most of the writing duties.
The games have examples of:
No Export for You: There was a port of the second game for NES... only released in Japan. (See here.) Subverted, however, as there is a ROM floating around the Internet.